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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 17, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume Xiv Democrat 1 a busting co., inc. 1 Smethport pa., thursday june 17, 1920 per year. No. 25 Smethport census shows falling off. Washington d. C., june 15 population of port pa., is a decrease since 1910 of 249, or 13.7 per cent. The above figures do not come As a Surprise to residents of the county seat in View of Tho fact that since the 1010 census was taken Tho town has lost several industries including the Glass bottle factory pm toying several Hundred workmen and no concerted 1920 class graduated. Effort has been made to replace the tie Graa Lauon exercises of the class lost industries. However the Depre j 1020 at uie a lyceum last Friday eve elation in population has been More j zoning brought to a close one of the Smethport wins first. Than made up by the Sain in Popula. Most and interesting com. Tion of East Smethport practically a men Cement weeks in the history of the part of the Community by reason of schools the Hugh now Quinn chemical Manu the Scipior c1.iks Day exercises at the lyceum last thursday afternoon attended and thoroughly enjoyed end of fact urine enterprises in that town. Smethport at least has the do sting an which taxed the Audi Tion of being the Only town in this Sec j to its capacity Tion of Pennsylvania which fails to Folio Wing a selection by the h. S. Show a gain in population during past ten years. The Harding the Choice. The 1920 Republican National convention is now a matter of political history and our Republican neighbors Are now Busy conjecturing How it All happened. At Chicago last saturday after the consent Lon had reached a deadlock with Wood and Crowden running neck and neck for first place the arrival of the dark horse in order. The delegates had been Given a Jull Smith gave t he class history. Lucille Hovis the class artist presented a. Number of conceptions which were greatly appreciated. Charles Kelly was the class Soet and his work showed real inspiration. Following an enjoyable piano duet by Lucille Hovis and Marion Carlson the usual presentation of trophies was cleverly carried out by Lucy Whelan the class donor. Some splendid advice was riven the Jun Lora by Ruth Haven. The response of Mortimer Bell of the Junior class was equal to the of Austin athletes Are annexed As an artistic Amateur athletic accomplishment. Tho Smethport Ball Teizun won its first game of the season. Under Ideal weather conditions a Largo crowd witnessed first game of the season at the fair grounds sunday afternoon Between the fast Austin team and the local boys it was one of Tho finest sex Hub Lions Ever witnessed in this Bor Ough. At the opening the locals seemed to have an Edge on the visitors in Ull departments of the game up to the eighth inning bunching up four runs to the visitors two. In the eighth inning the Austin boys made a surprising Hatting rally Anil succeeds in connecting with Tommy Clark who and been pitching Ball for enough hits to tie Tho score before being retired. In the ninth the lumber City athletes began to feel for Tommy shot ones Ngi in was that this fight ing irishman let Loose. With the bags filled and no one flown the Smethport Pitcher retired the next three men who acid him. In the tenth Josephson found the i my was speedily sent Uro tid the bags and Home bringing in the deciding score of a game Replete with thrilling features. Final result s to 4 in Smethport leeway no one can deny that to make. Caslon. A selection and could not produce. Clarence Daly As class growler fill then it was that Boise Penrose the happiest expectations. Sick Man of 1331 Spruce Street Phila Delphia gathered the last shreds of the class prophecy a revealed by Lillian Williams placed that Young his remaining physical Atren Fath to-1 lady in Tho class with profess Lona Gether tottered to and i j. To if his party s representative the class Vas the 6. P. Standard bearer oui i expectancy when else and he knew All the time. As a Eleise Tanner. Suit Harding of Ohio and Coolridge of Massachusets the most reactionary ticket since Mckinley s Day were chosen to Lea d the Republican cause and the wraith of the great american Theo Dore shuddered and floated disgusted from the scene. All the work of the mighty Leader the program closely by a splendidly rendered duet by Albertha Natell and Leonard Carlson. F commencement exercises. The commencement exercises at the the local line up is practically the same As last year All the boys play Fri a splendid game. Tull the patriarch of baseball in Northwestern i Pennsyl Vanla is Back in the game this Yea with All the his old time Grace and apparently. Agility which marked him a a top Notcher when to played proves a clonal Ball. A Marvel in covering Den Nung who is a pillar of strength in a departments to the team. Clark pitched one of Tho finest game Ever witnessed on the local grounds. Tools Hull left nothing to be desire in the manner in which he plucked the hot ones from behind the Bat. Armers going to state col lege. At 8.00 o clock tuesday morning Uno 22, All cars that wish to join Tho roup that is going to drive to state whore a two Day session of and demonstrations will o Given to Farmers of the slate should e in port Allegany in readiness to tart. Everyone who can should take car and take enough of your neigh ors to fill your car and enjoy three ays vacation. Everyone should Supply themselves filth a picnic lunch which to will Ian to but at some Good farm where ome particular line of farming can be Tudle. The route Wlla be that of couders Ort Sweden Valley Over Jersey Shore to lock Haven up through j lie Fertile Limestone Valley to Belle Onte and state College. To avoid do is everyone should be supplied with either an extra tire or an inner tube ass we plan on travelling in a. Group. Everyone who expects to make this rip should notify the farm Bureau of ice not than saturday night of his week. Firemen subdue threatening Blaze local firemen in a splendid bottle with a threatening fire morning were victorious and saved the business tettion a conflagration. The Bunze occurred in the wooden building. On Mirin Street owned by j. Gallup occupied on the first floor by the tailor shop of Leo j. And containing a Flat on the second floor occupied by or. And John Connors. The Structure was badly damaged while the loss by the tenants was considerable. The Blaze was discovered about by thou. Young whose restaurant adjoins and who aroused the occupants of Iho apartments on Tho second floor or. And my. John Connors who barely escaped from the Structure before being overcome by the smoke. Young Kelly escapes captured later. Leo Kelly insane murderer one of gave the alarm and Tho first to the most dangerous Prisc Mars Ever in to Tho Al slim of Carce rated in Tho Mckenn county jail in Smethport escaped from Itiat Insull sunday afternoon and was at Liberty for several hours. Sheriff Rob prof. Renn and family leave this week. Prof. Oti Ester b. Haniland family Execl to leave Friday for their new loin California pa., where or. Renn Las accepted the position of professor of mat Homat leg at the California slate school. During the Post two terms prof. Renn has been principal of Tho Smethport Borough schools and has made a splendid record of efficient his place will be a. Hard one to the departure of this estimable Tamly will to regretted by a wide Cir Cle of friends and neighbors. By. Fill. Good Well for j. W. Bouton. Last week a. J. Hyatt the local contractor completed a new Well for Iron. J. A Bouton on that gentle Man s lease on Marvin Creek near this Borough. The Well was shot last Fri Day it will furnish a Good pro duo. Tion of Oil. Locals will meet the last Corliss team of Bradford at the fair grounds. In the Carliss line up will appear Keene the wonder whose work attracted great attention in Smethport last season. Do not fall to so this Hexhi lyceum Friday evening were attended bit Ion. Game called at a m. By one of the largest audiences Ever assembled at that playhouse. The p Ork of his horde of honest Tho program opened with the Ren followers who had returned to the Derlong of the june song by the High councils of the old they had purified it party thinking school chorus. Have gone for naught Tho old guard sits insolently in the Saddle and the progressive element can Only wince and Bear it for they have no Leader to sound the Battle cry. Harding is a reactionary of the deep eat Dye and is proud of the fact. He was Ever stood hand in hand with the corrupt capitalistic system Thich Pri Marily was Tho cause of All the eco nomic evils which confront us. He would deliver the great Middle class for Corn the threatened evils of too much labor dictatorship to the greater evil attendant with the return to Power of too much capitalism. Invocation by Hev. W. E. Van Dyke was followed by the Salut Atory with oration Ideal citizenship by Gladys Hackett who acquitted herself most commendably. The girls chorus rendered when life is brightest the oration Power of enthusiasm by Marion Carlson attracted favourable comment on All sides. The annual address was delivered by Hon. Emerson Collins Deputy state attorney general of Harrisburg who delivered a wonderful address. It appears to be the unanimous verdict that this was one of the most enjoy., ahle and Best delivered orations Ever Deer chased by dogs. On monday Hugh Abbey saw a Young Deer come of tie Woods on he Abbey farm at Burbank s crossing Trio Deer which was size of a calf soon turned and again entered to Forest. In the afternoon dogs got n Tho Trail of the Little animal and i Call was sent by Telephone from Tho Abbey farm for District Deputy game Hogarth of Smethport. Or. Hogarth was out of town and county game protector Benson of Kane who Nas been in town this week had just driven out into the country. In he afternoon or. Benson returned to Smethport and proceeded to Burbanks. The Deer had evidently eluded the dogs As or. Benson could discover no signs of either it or the dogs. Henry j. Rice returned to Smith heard in Smethport. The speaker port from Chicago sunday enthusiasm. To Over the ticket. Henry who in time gone by was noted for his progressive tendencies thinks there is nothing to it but Harding. If the other voters who Are As enthusiastic progressive As our Friend Henry one time thought he was can see the Light in the same manner As does the Well known local Man there will be nothing to it but Harding sure enough. Mellville Gillett of Smith port Delegate to the convention from the 21st Pennsylvania District True to his Promise to the voters to support the popular Choice of the District cast nine ballots for Sproul and on the tenth a etched to Wood., Smethport was Well represented at the convention. In addition to Dele Gate Gillett p. D. Gallup Esq. Secured a seat and Henry .1. Hice was an usher in one of the sections. Redfield Gillett son of a fit. Gillett and William Gallup son of f. A Gal. Lup were pages on the form an which these two Smethport boys will never forget. An additional account of the Conven Tion appears on Page 2 of to Days Democrat. Made a great impression upon his local audience. Following the rendition of in spain1 by the girls Olee club e. A. Stud Holme president of school Board after an appropriate address to the class Felici Tating them upon their comply ashment presented diplomas to the following Young ladles and gentle for Sale Deal radio property comfortable Well built House on water Street Smethport for particulars inquire of Herman Basse Smethport a. John Apple Edith axe son Dwight Butzer Crystal Cunningham Marion Italy Alice Fernan Jessie Ruth Haven Gladys Hack Ettta Lucille Hovis Clara Hung Ville Charles Kelly Herbert Larson Robert Mccarthy albertan Natello Hattle Scho Olar Leigh Smith Eleise Tanner Lucy Whelan Lillian wll Lams. First Honor to second Honor. Third Honor. Tho valedictory and oration Cessley of was delivered by miss Jessie Haven and was a splendid Effort on the part of that Young lady. The girls chorus rendered the Spring song and the Benediction pronounced by Rev. Arthur Gregson brought to a close one of the most enjoyable commencement programs Ever presented in Smethport. Dis eve. Arthur Gregson of the Metho t Church arid family expect to leave is thursday afternoon for Montreal Canada from which port they will sail for England where they will enjoy an extended vacation at or. Greg son s old Home. This estimable fam ily expect to return to Smethport in september. Hosts of friends unite in will put in a Long season. In conversation with m. M. Pomeroy manager of the Smethport window Glass company monday that gentle Man informed Tho writer that the big local Industry would run for a season lasting until next december. The artificial Gas producers recently place in operation Are working splendidly and in spite of the upset Railroad conditions shipments of Coal have been received regularly. The factory uses three carloads each week. Consider Able water is required to Wash the Coal in the Gas generating process and at present this water Supply is being fur. Wished by the Smethport water co Tho Glass company is now sinking a water Well and is building a Reservoir to furnish their own water Supply for the washing process. Attaches of the sheriffs Olf Ico after a fruitless search were greatly relieved to learn that the fugitive Luid been captured in Bradford. The Bradford Bra gives the following account of Tho escape and capture Leo Kelly Youthful murderer of his infant Niece Huby Gemmell enjoyed a Brief period of Liberty yesterday aping from Tho county jail at Smith Jorl in the afternoon Only to to re captured in Bradford lost night. Kelly now la locked up at police Lead Quad will to taken Back to Smoth port in Tho morning. Kelly who was adjudged insane last wok and is to to taken to the state Hospital at Fairview made Hiu escape while the prisoners were attending do Vine services. He walked several Folles out of Smethport boarded a bus for Bradford and changed to a Street car at East Bradford apparently in tending to return to Hla Home in thai City Tho credit chief Yiqun Eil Towo happened to be on the which Kelly boarded. The chief s son had seen Kelly when the latter was being held at Headquarters after the Gem Mell murder and instantly recognized him. Howe kept a. Sharp Eye on Kelly until the car reached the Corner of main and High streets. Patrolman Fairbanks was on duty it that Point the Hope that their trip May be a High Young Howe immediately called the by pleas Reuble one. Officer who boarded the car placed under arrest and took him to Headquarters. Kelly Matte at about o clock. He told Tho local police last night that one of the other prisoners pointed to a door that had been left open and told him to heat Kelly did t explain Why Tho other prisoner so obligingly pointed out this Opportunity to escape instead of seizing it himself. Be thai As it May Kelly made his Geta Way Early in the service went to his cell got together his be longings and hit the Trail to Short lived Liberty. Kelly s absence was not discovered by the jail authorities until the close of Tho service. Accordingly the Fugl live secured about an hour s Start on his pursuers. To was traced to n Point three or four from Smith Tom in his night gown pulling the fire Bell. When Tho firemen reached the fire with the apparatus Tho lower part and end of the building were a mass of flumes. Two lines of Hose from i to hydrants nearby and two streams from Tho chemical engines wore soon playing on Tho Blaze and Wero soon augmented by two powerful High pros sure streams from the fire eng no at the Dyke. By Quick Snappy work aided by splendid water pressure the fire was extinguished in just one hour from the time it started by the deluge of water directed against it. At the outset this had Overy incl cd Lon of developing into one of the worst fires in the history of Smethport. Abutting the Gallup building on either sides Aro wooden Structure in fact Tho entire Block from the Imperial hotel building to the building of the Beth. Port laundry building is of wooden buildings set closely together j the splendid work of the firemen in stopping a and fire which not threatened Tho entire Block but the buried treasure. About ten years ago the Smethport water co. Received a shipment of 6 Inch Iron pipe at Tho p. . Station at East Smethport. Before the consign ment was All hauled away a Large shipment of Telegraph poles received at the Bast Smethport station was dumped on top of the remaining lengths of pipe which was never needed by the local company bad enough to go to Tho trouble of removing the Large pile of poles. Last week the last of Tho poles were removed and the water company Wero Noble to secure the Long buried lengths of pipe which at the present time would Cost about three times the amount paid ten years ago. Treasurers sales were held kinds of Mckean county were held at to court House in Smethport by Trca user Eugene Mccann monday and it Nic cd a number of prospective Pur cholera in years gone by these sales Wero keenly far Visioned investors who secured in Many in stances very valuable real estate or a song upon which taxes had not been paid. However that Seldom Hap ens any More and most of the vol Democrat now 2.50 per year. To insure insertion advertising copy should be delivered to the Democrat office not later than tuesday noon of each week. The writer for several weeks past not Only been compelled to write the entire paper hut do All the. Type setting As Well. Under this mechanical Handicap we would a predate a Little consideration from our patrons. Notice special Sale on trimmed 2.00 others it 53.00, and Al shirt waists on Sale Friday and Satur Day june 18th and 19th. And it. Mrs. Claih White. Monday Tho treasurers sales of unseated old As the Deline joint taxpayers most generally step up to the Captain s of fice and Settle before the hour of Sale. Heart of the Section in general in 4yta iwo Al Roll Structure has Over been damaged the store room on the left Side is complete., by gutted and the Back end and left Side of the Structure arc bad y dam aged. Or. Gallup who resides in Wood on Tho building. His loss will be in excess to this. The fixtures and Stock of the Tyllor shop of Leo Sampson Are a Complete Iosh together with a Quantity of cloth ing on hand for pressing and repair ing. Or. Sampson s loss will with insurance. He is. Planning to open up for business again in the store room on the right Side of the building which was not so badly damaged. Or. And mrs. Connors who occupied the Flat on the second floor had just moved into Tho apartments tuesday. The damage done to their household effects from smoke and water has not yet been estimated. They carried in Suraco amounting to which they arc Uncertain whether they can collect in View of their recent moving. It is thought that the fire communicated from a Gas Burner in the Back part of the tailor shop used for purpose of heating flatirons. The port in Tho direction of there the direct Trail was Bradford. Lost. It seemed apparent however that Kelly either had gone into hiding some where in the Vicinity or had taken the stage for Bradford. The natural deduction was that the primitive homing instinct would lend Kelly to go directly to Hla family s residence in Bradford his subnormal inc ultes of reasoning being inadequate to Tell him that the authorities would look for him there first. Accordingly Niblo lands advertised far Sale is not Bradford police were notified and population of St. Marys. The population of St. Marys unofficial and subject to correction is a gain of 621 since the last census. Bridge open to traffic. W. T. Oviatt Tho Well known local contractor last saturday completed the temporary Bridge which will accommodate traffic Over potato Creek Rutur ing Tho construction of the new Enst Street Bridge this summer. The Struc Liiro is Rah soft nmn and adequate for Tho purpose which it is intended. The Democrat now per year. New Democrat feature. Page 2 of thie week s Democrat will be found to contain an interesting i of the Newt for the work. This splendid Page of Reading matter will be a regular feature of this paper from now on giving out read ers a condensed1 up to the minute re View of the leading events of interest of the sheriff Robinson himself was present n the City. A dragnet of searching parties was thrown out along the route by which Kelly left , on Tho theory that Tho fugitive might decide to go into hiding for the but tits homing instinct had triumphed and Kelly headed straight for Brad. Ford where to was recaptured about o clock in the manner described above. Kelly s Mother had left him some Money she recently visited him in Tho jail which he paid his stage and Street car fare. To had Little Over a Dollar left when searched at Polico Headquarters last a Lent. Tho details of Tho sickening crime Ford car for Sale. Electrically equipped. Demountable Vlrna new top. H. Heath. Aduf for which Kelly must spend his re mall no Days in an Asylum Are familiar to Era readers. On May 6 last at West Branch the sixteen year old degenerate murdered his infant Niece Ruhy Gemmell by hacking her Little Throat with a Dull pocket knife. The victim was Only 30 months old. Kelly s sole explanation of his deed was that Jack Remmoli had called him Jack Gemmell is a Bro ther of o. Tremmell. Father of the Mur Decd infant also a brother of Kelly s Stepfather James Gemmell of this City. Last week in Smethport a jury de Friar cd Kelly insane and he was com milled by the court to the state Asylum at Fairview Wayne county. County detective j. Alison went to Bradford monday and brought Kelly Hack to Smethport and lodged him in jail once More. The Hoy will be taken to this week

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